How The iPhone 6’s Camera Will Get Supercharged [Rumor]

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Generally speaking, you can count on the latest iPhone to improve upon the camera of the model that preceded it. That means that when the iPhone 6 comes along, we can expect it to have a better camera than the iPhone 5s’s 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

Now a new rumor suggests that Apple has already selected a supplier for the iPhone 6, which will have a 10-megapixel camera with a f/1.8 aperture. Moreover, it will replace the hybrid IR filter used on the iPhone 5s with a resin lens filter, which would allegedly result in clearer images.

Another report out of China seemingly contradicts claims of a 10-megapixel sensor, though. According to analysts from Nomura Securities, the iPhone 6’s camera module will continue to use an 8-megapixel sensor, but improve image quality in other areas, such as the aforementioned IR filter and advanced optical image stabilization.

This sounds plausible to me. Megapixels don’t matter much when it comes to smartphone photography. In fact, there’s an argument that the more pixels a camera uses, the lower-quality the image is, because smaller pixels are less sensitive to light.

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  • aardman

    Waiting for them to deploy Lytro technology. In fact they should just buy Lytro outright. That’s one company that sorely needs and would greatly benefit from Apple’s unique marketing and product dev muscle.

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